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Old 09-27-15, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BigChief
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's not the inexpensive hobby it was 20 years ago. Hard to justify spending more money when you already have a rather spectacular roadster. I'm always tempted to start projects I don't really have any use for. A late 60s Colt stepthrough just showed up on my local CL.
A 18 inch frame would be totally unrideable for me, but the thought of fixing up a little mini Sports still appeals to me for some reason. Common sense took over and I passed it up. They wanted too much for it anyway.
I like to have a project(s) to work on as well. I enjoy the ones that I've invested my time with over the ones that have cost more to buy.
My favourite ones cost between $0-100.00 and that will justify spending $50-$100.00 to fix up. I might take a page from this guy's book.

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Old 09-27-15, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by markk900
What type of Raleigh pedals - the solid rubber platform or the double block kind?
Double block without reflectors. These came off an early 1960s Sports.
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Sorry Mike - I had some bits and pieces from some later pedals and thought I could send you the missing dust cap.
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Originally Posted by markk900
Sorry Mike - I had some bits and pieces from some later pedals and thought I could send you the missing dust cap.
Darn. Thanks for looking though. I appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
Double block without reflectors. These came off an early 1960s Sports.
I think I have some but they're likely pretty corroded (the pedals as a whole are fairly trashed). Would that work?
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Originally Posted by gster
I like to have a project(s) to work on as well. I enjoy the ones that I've invested my time with over the ones that have cost more to buy.
My favourite ones cost between $0-100.00 and that will justify spending $50-$100.00 to fix up. I might take a page from this guy's book.

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He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.
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Originally Posted by BigChief
He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.
According to his blog, about half of what a Pashley Guvnor sells for. So I would guess in the $500-$600 range. Still one a helluva nice looking bike!

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Originally Posted by BigChief
He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.
He says ]about half of the price of a new Pashley Guv'nor...$1000.00?
My prices are in Canadian dollars...

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Does anyone know what this thing is?
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Originally Posted by Mos6502
To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera. As there are only two standard threads for camera mounts, you have a pretty good chance of finding out by finding any camera and seeing if it will screw onto the mount.
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Originally Posted by gster
He says ]about half of the price of a new Pashley Guv'nor...$1000.00?
My prices are in Canadian dollars...
My guess was based on the fact he built the bike about 3-4 years ago and a current Pashley Guvnor sells for ~$1400 usd.

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Originally Posted by gster
Does anyone know what this thing is?
Wheel driven bell.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I think I have some but they're likely pretty corroded (the pedals as a whole are fairly trashed). Would that work?
That actually would be fine. I'm just looking to re-build and finish off the pedals. I'll send you a PM. Thanks very much.
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Originally Posted by gster
Does anyone know what this thing is?
Originally Posted by Mos6502
Wheel driven bell.
Guaranteed to clear the MUP in a nanosecond!
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guaranteed to clear the mup in a nanosecond!
mup???
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Originally Posted by gster
That doesn't have a threaded mount though, just clips through the bottom of the radio.
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Originally Posted by wahoonc
According to his blog, about half of what a Pashley Guvnor sells for. So I would guess in the $500-$600 range. Still one a helluva nice looking bike!

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I often tell people that if you buy a Raleigh Sports and upgrade the wheels to alloy you will still be in it for less than half the price of a new Pashley and have just as nice a bike.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I often tell people that if you buy a Raleigh Sports and upgrade the wheels to alloy you will still be in it for less than half the price of a new Pashley and have just as nice a bike.
An old English 3-speed is nicer than new bikes in a few ways. As @Veloria points out, the fender hardware is much more durable. Plus you get the panache of having an English 3-speed.
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mup???
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Originally Posted by noglider
An old English 3-speed is nicer than new bikes in a few ways. As @Veloria points out, the fender hardware is much more durable. Plus you get the panache of having an English 3-speed.
They were made to last 100 years...
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Well, I did it. I sold my 1955 Phillips bike yesterday. It was the one I bought last summer for $100 all original, overhauled and even built new wheels for (using same overhauled hubs). Buyer got new wheels/tubes/tires, cables/housings, brake pads, etc. I barely broke even or may have even lost a tiny bit, but the bike was big for me, and I really just wanted someone to ride it and love it. I've had it on & off CL for about 3 months, so I'm pleased.

The young fellow who bought it doesn't have a car, so it will be his only transportation, and his partner has a vintage Schwinn, so they're bike people.

I still ill have my 1971 Raleigh Twenty, which has a AW 3 speed hub that definitely fits and I'll keep. So.....don't be hard on me. I learned so much with that overhaul and you all guided me so much.
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@Velocivixen, it's a good ending to your story. You found it a good home that will enjoy it. It was a very special bike, and your process was great to follow. You certainly did learn a lot, and so did many of us.
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Originally Posted by noglider
@Velocivixen, it's a good ending to your story. You found it a good home that will enjoy it. It was a very special bike, and your process was great to follow. You certainly did learn a lot, and so did many of us.
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